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Eat shit, Disney

Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced big changes for upcoming ceremonies at the behest of the Disney-ABC Television Group that owns the awards ceremony broadcast rights through 2028. Among other changes meant to reduce runtime … Continue reading

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Nerves, belly laughs from brilliant debut ‘Sorry to Bother You’

9/10 Sorry to Bother You is a special, special film. Cassius “Cash is” Green (Lakeith Stanfield) is an impoverished Oakland resident living out of his uncle’s garage. He starts the film by getting a call center job, which gets him … Continue reading

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‘Skyscraper’ good at times, needed a plotscraper

4/10 Skyscraper’s got everything. It’s got The Rock, it’s got a 1.1 kilometer tall building, it’s got everything. The most ironic thing it has, though, is junk. There’s too much junk in this movie. Skyscraper follows Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson), … Continue reading

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Second time is more charming, but still lacks that special something

8/10 Ant-Man and the Wasp is wonderful. Unfortunately, because I’m pathologically incapable of enjoying Marvel movies, it still leaves me wanting. The film joins The Avengers’ size-shifting wonder Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) at the end of his long house arrest … Continue reading

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‘First Purge’ is the first great purge movie

9/10 The Purge movies continue to baffle me with cultural staying power that outsizes their box office numbers. What started as a cut-rate home invasion movie with an elaborate premise has captured the American imagination, fitting like a glove onto … Continue reading

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